Trump rips Democrats for contempt vote: 'Republicans will remember'

Trump rips Democrats for contempt vote: 'Republicans will remember'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE in early morning tweets on Thursday criticized Democrats for playing the "seldom used 'Contempt' card" on Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBarr bemoans 'moral upheaval' that has brought 'suffering and misery' Trump threatens to sue Schiff and Pelosi Democratic lawmaker says Barr's reported meeting with Murdoch should be investigated MORE and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossOvernight Energy: Dems subpoena Perry in impeachment inquiry | EPA to overhaul rules on lead contamination tests | Commerce staff wrote statement rebuking weather service for contradicting Trump Commerce staff drafted statement rebuking weather service for contradicting Trump's hurricane predictions US, in reversal, does not support Brazil's entry to OECD MORE.

"Unrelated to Russia, Russia, Russia (although the Radical Left doesn’t use the name Russia anymore since the issuance of the Mueller Report), House Committee now plays the seldom used 'Contempt' card on our great A.G. & Sec. of Commerce — this time on the Census," he said, adding that Democrats are playing a "much tougher game than the Republicans did when they had the House Majority."

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"Republicans will remember!" he added.

Trump in a subsequent tweet said Democrats are getting "NO work done on Drug Pricing, Infrastructure & many other things."

The House Oversight and Reform Committee late Wednesday voted largely along party lines to hold Barr and Ross in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents tied to the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The high-stakes vote took place just hours after the Justice and Commerce departments announced that Trump had asserted executive privilege over the subpoenaed documents.

The vote, which came one day after the House voted to empower committee chairmen with more legal authority to enforce their subpoenas, further escalated the battle between the Trump administration and House Democrats investigating the president.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsCracks emerge in White House strategy as witness testifies Overnight Defense: Pentagon insists US hasn't abandoned Kurds | Trump expands sanctions authority against Turkey | Ex-Ukraine ambassador says Trump pushed for her ouster On The Money: Trump announces limited trade deal with China | Appeals court rules against Trump over financial records | Trump expands authority to sanction Turkey MORE (D-Md.) told reporters after the vote that it was "one of the more sadder days" of his career in Congress.